Washington's Powerful Women

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  • Nadine Gracia
  • Dot Harris
  • Melanie Roussell
  • Donna Edwards
  • Crystal Wright
  • Girl Power
  • Michelle Obama
  • Valerie Jarrett
  • Stacey Davis Stewart
  • Donna Brazile
  • Marcia Fudge
  • Maxine Waters
  • Karen Bass
  • Tara Setmayer
  • Susan Rice
  • Mignon Clyburn
  • Joyce Brayboy
  • Johnnetta Cole
  • Judith Browne Dianis
  • Danielle Gray
  • Racquel Russell
  • Tara Wall
  • Heather Foster
  • Danielle Crutchfield
  • Avis Jones-DeWeever

Donna Edwards

Say what you will about Rep. Donna Edwards she probably won't care. The Maryland lawmaker won her first bid for Congress by ousting a Black incumbent in 2008 and in 2012 sided against her state's Democratic establishment on redistricting. As a member of the House Ethics Committee, this rising star knows not everybody will share her viewpoint, and she's OK with that.

(Photo: Bill Clark/Roll Call)

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